Up to 48 students were killed and 67 others injured, in a suicide bomb blast, targeting a private educational centre, in the Dasht-e-Barchi locality, of the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday, the Public Health Ministry said.
Many of the injured remained in critical condition.
Earlier reports said that, 25 people were killed and 36 others injured.
Most of the victims were high school graduates, who attended lessons on preparation for university entry test.
Among the victims were many female students.
The UN mission in the country, condemned the attack, saying, in a statement, that, "no justification, whatsoever, for targeting civilians, at any time, under any circumstances."
No group has claimed responsibility yet.
However, people pointed finger at the hardliner Daesh group, saying, the extremist outfit could be behind the deadly attack, as it did in the past.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK